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Frogs, Frogs Everywhere

Kids love frogs and this is the perfect time of the year to see frogs outside.  An entertaining story about a frog is Frog on a Log written by Kes Gray and illustrated by Jim Field.  Frog on a Log is an educational read for both pre-schoolers and kindergarteners.  The rhyming will catch your child's attention and keep him interested throughout the entire book.

Back To School

School is starting soon and we will be saying "Good Bye" the relaxing days of summer.  If the kids are looking for an activity to finish out the summer read Wow! School! by Robert Neubecker and follow it up with a fun back to school craft.

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It's Shark Week!

It is Shark Week! Shark Week has been celebrated since 1988 and there are many fans of Shark Week.  Don't forget to celebrate Shark Week by reading some books about sharks.  Clark the Shark written by Bruce Hale and illustrated by Guy Francis is the first of many juvenile fiction picture books by Bruce Hale about Clark the Shark.

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Read It Make It

Summer is here!  We have celebrated the 4th of July and are ready to enjoy the best summer has to offer.  We need to remind ourselves and our children to stop and smell the beautiful flowers in the summer.  Summer is a time to spend time outside and with friends and family.  This summer be sure to read Summer Color written by Diana Murray and illustrated by Zoe Persico.

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Don't Forget To Wish Dad Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day is June 17th. Make sure to let dad know how you appreciate him. Spend quality time with dad while you read My Dad written by Steve Smallman and Illustrated by Sean Julian. After reading My Dad you can make the following craft.

Where is the Sun?

Children are facinated by the sky and the sun.  How The Sun Got To Coco's House written and illustrated by Bob Graham tracks the movement of the sun over a single day.  The book takes you on a journey over the ocean, onto the beach and into the city.  The final stop for the sun is Coco's window.

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Let's Go for a Night Walk

Cat and DogNight Walk written by Jill Newsome and illustrated by Claudio Munoz is a heartwarming story of friendship between a cat and a dog.  Daisy the dog likes to explore.  Flute the cat like to stay in the comfort of their home.  One evening Flute is curious and decides to go to the park with Daisy.  They experience an adventure that strengthens their friendship and almost gets them into trouble.

There's a Bear in My Chair

Polar BearThere's a Bear in my Chair written and illustrated by Ross Collins is about an exasperated little mouse.  The mouse has one chair and a big polar bear is sitting in it.

Earth Day!

The LoraxDr. Seuss wrote The Lorax over 40 years ago and it seems to be a book ahead of its time.  The Lorax is the perfect book to introduce the idea of conservation and what it would be like to live with limited resources.  This is a must read for Earth Day (April 22).  You can round out the experience with Lorax the movie.

Spring Is Here!

Spring is here and flowers are blooming. Sidewalk Flowers "written" by Jon Arno Lawson and illustrated by Sydney Smith is a captivating wordless picture book. Wordless picture books not only encourage story telling skills, but also can improve language and comprehension.